'the best of - time for heroes' is a 13-track collection on rough trade. it collects tracks from both 'up the bracket' and 2004's self-titled effort, as well as a handful of well loved singles and b-sides. the libertines were perhaps the most influential and important band of this generation. cut all the pete hype, the break-up embargo, they were a band that came from the depths of nowhere at a time when the american invasion was all we had to talk about and made a scene in the uk. they epitomised england and all things quintessentially british. it includes the bernard butler produced classics 'don't look back in the sun' and 'what a waster' plus the number two hit and stand out track 'can't stand me now'.